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OP if your going to spend $150 on a powerline setup I highly suggest that you take a look at the router that I suggested a few posts up.

Why the powerline hate?

Not trolling, genuine question.
post #12 of 17
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Why the powerline hate?
Not trolling, genuine question.

Too many variables that determine how good it will work. The quality of the wiring is a huge factor, in fact depending how the wiring in his building is set up it might not even work. The router I suggested will work without any issues unlike the powerline setup which may or may not work. Makes sense to spend a little bit more in my opinion for a hassle free setup.
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Too many variables that determine how good it will work.
No less or more than with wifi.
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The quality of the wiring is a huge factor, in fact depending how the wiring in his building is set up it might not even work. The router I suggested will work without any issues unlike the powerline setup which may or may not work. Makes sense to spend a little bit more in my opinion for a hassle free setup.
Fair point there, but powerline adapters have come a long way these days. It's rare for them not to work and you have greater bandwidth than you would with wireless (fewer drop outs from what I've read too)

I used to be very much like you and dismissed powerline adapters but in the last 12 months I've heard nothing but praise about them (and in installs where previously they wouldn't have worked)

I definitely think it's worth yourself re-investigating them smile.gif
Edited by Plan9 - 5/1/12 at 1:04am
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Powerline has definitely come a long way, my house still runs on an older fuse panel rather than a breaker panel and the powerline adapter works fine.

At one point I even tested plugging the powerline adapters in to 50 ft extension cords at opposite ends of the hose and still managed to get a strong enough signal to stream a 1080p Blu-Ray movie.
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OP if your going to spend $150 on a powerline setup I highly suggest that you take a look at the router that I suggested a few posts up.

Appreciate the idea. My problem isn't actually coverage. Signal strength is excellent for most parts of my house. But it can still be insufficient for HiDef streaming. This is especially true if one or more people is on a wireless device. Would like to do wired network, but I don't own the house, so powerline is another option. Luckily Amazon and similar vendors have a good return policy.

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And I'm not ditching the wireless. This is in addition to my wireless for the streaming devices. Likely help my backup to NAS also.
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So i've been using a netgear eop for my main rig and now want to hook up my xbox and ps3 via eop as well. My question is this. My computer is on one side of the room and the ps3 and xbox are with my tv on the other side. The whole reason for doing this is because the wireless router is downstairs and the connection is crap via wifi up in my room. If i try to stream movies from my comp to either, the connection cuts out all the time.

With that said, I know that my connections speeds to the internet for these two systems will be quite good, however, i'm not clear on whether the connection between the computer and either xbox and ps3 is going to improve, or is it still going to be carried over wifi because they are all on separate connections? Or does the eop act as a switch as well, meaning, the transfer speeds apply to all adapters in the house on the same phase?
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y u no make own thread?

You may as well get a powerline kit and hang a switch off of your upstairs end so you can have multiple clients utilize the singular uplink.
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